|Bunch Resigns Post as Executive Director of the Business Development Board of Martin County|
|Published Wednesday, December 8, 2010 9:45 am|
Bunch Resigns Post as Executive Director of the Business Development Board of Martin County
STUART, FL (December 8, 2010) – Business Development Board of Martin County executive director Ron Bunch has resigned and accepted a position as president and CEO of The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Bunch’s last day with the BDBMC is December 17, 2010.
In a letter to the organization’s Board, Bunch said, “this is a wonderful opportunity for me to advance my career leading the three organizations that fall under the auspices of The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce – the Chamber itself, the Bowling Green Area Economic Development Authority, and the Intermodal Transportation Authority – and overseeing economic development services in a 10 county region.”
Since Bunch became executive director in 2007, the organization has announced nearly 1,600 jobs and over $35 million in new capital investment. Twelve Martin County companies were honored for their innovation and economic impact with Governor’s Business Diversification awards, more than any other county in Florida for three consecutive years. Additionally, the Board advocated for several measures that would significantly improve the business climate of the community including the Economic Stimulus Package (passed in 2008) and the Job Creation Toolkit (passed in 2010).
“Moving forward, the BDBMC has the necessary tools to close deals and be successful,” Bunch continued. “I have assembled an amazing staff, each representing the various disciplines that are needed to advance the mission of the BDBMC. They are experts in their respective areas and will continue to execute the strategic plan and provide services to the organization’s clients – existing targeted businesses and potential new businesses.”
“Ron has changed the face of economic development in Martin County since coming to the community in 2007,” said Kathryn Spencer, president of the BDBMC. “Our business climate has moved 180 degrees – from ‘closed’ to ‘open, welcoming, and ready.’ We greatly appreciate all he has done for this organization and for this community. This is a great loss for Martin County, but we wish him the very best in his new position.”
“Know that the Business Development Board remains focused on its mission of working with existing businesses and attracting new businesses to the community during this time of transition,” Spencer continued. “We have a dedicated and talented staff in place that will continue to execute the day-to-day business of the organization and a board who will work tirelessly to secure a diverse and prosperous economic base for Martin County.”
About the BDBMC
The Business Development Board of Martin County is the county’s official economic development organization, and Enterprise Florida, Inc. partner. More information about the organization can be found by visiting www.bdbmc.org.
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